Countdown to Christmas: Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Becky Worley details her favorite gifts for those who still have shopping left.

Feel like you're running out of time to get all the gifts on your Christmas list? Even though Christmas is days away, there are still deals to be had online and in stores this weekend.


Walmart Gift Card Promotion:

Gaming devices have already proven popular this holiday season. Walmart is sweetening the deal this weekend on the Wii and the PS3. If you buy a Nintendo Wii for $199 (in white, black, or red, which includes two free games and an additional controller), you get a $75 Walmart gift card bonus. If you get a Playstation 3 160GB video game system for $299 you get a $100 Walmart gift card.

Printable Coupons:

Coach Factory Store: 30 percent off printable coupon from Coach Factory Store.

Kmart: $10 off $50 printable coupon

Borders: $10 off any one item in store

Gift Ideas

I like gifts you can tear open and have fun with right then and there. Here are my picks to help create some fun on Christmas Day.

Star Wars Heroes and Villains Cookie Cutters, $19.95

Equipped with a spring-loaded stamp, these unique cookie cutters are as swift and precise as lightsabers -- and a lot easier to work with. Use the edges to shape your cookie, then gently press the stamp into the dough to create imprinted detailing. After baking, decorate your Storm Trooper, Boba Fett, Darth and Yoda cookies and let the family fun begin!

Cuisinart Cookie Press, $29.95

Cuisinart CCP-10PK Cookie Press makes perfect cookies in minutes with this one-touch operation cookie press. There are 12 cookie discs to choose from, including special seasonal patterns, as well as eight designer pastry tips for decorating cookies and desserts or filling pasta shells, deviled eggs or pastries. Automatic one-touch operation and ergonomic handle make this press easy and comfortable to work with. You can also use it to frost your cookies -- which comes in handy when you want your Yoda cookies to actually look like Yoda.

Tiktok Nano Watchholder, $34.95 or Lunatik Nano Conversion Kit, $69.95

These gifts might not actually make it in time for Christmas but I was so impressed by it that I had to list them. They're wristbands that turn your iPod Nano into a cool watch.

The Tiktok features a simple snap-in design for quick wrist-mounting and is tentatively priced at $34.95. The Lunatik, on the other hand, is marketed as a "premium conversion kit" that secures the Nano in a two-piece CNC-matched aluminum case held together with stainless steel bolts, and should ship for $69.95.

Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for All Ages

Loopz Game, $29.27

Designed for single-player fun or multi-player action, Loopz is a high-energy music memory game that tests kids' skills and gets them moving. This interactive game takes the basic premise of Simon Says and dresses it up with a slick soundtrack and seven challenging modes. Players age 7 and up will test and strengthen their memory, flexibility, and rhythm with musical play.

Oster Electric Wine Opener, $15

No more struggling with those manual bottle openers. The Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener can open a bottle in seconds with no effort and removes the seal effortlessly. It's cordless and rechargeable, and perfect for parties and wine connoisseurs.

Kindle Cover with Light, $59.99

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